Battle to Hastings - surf and turf
The 1066 trail, Art at Bexhill and beaches to Hastings
The first section of this walk is map led, the second section forms part of Book 3* Walk 66
Length : 17 km or 11 miles
Toughness : 3 out of 10
Getting there : Catch the 9:45 am train from London Charing Cross (9:48 Waterloo East) to Battle Or
Catch the 10:15 am from London Charing Cross (10:18 am Waterloo East) to Battle
Meeting point : Battle Station at 11:03 Or 11:42
Tickets : Buy a Cheap day return to Hastings (You can travel on the HST route but the journey time appears to be longer) Travel Options
: I have put two times up for travelling because of the high costs for some on the earlier train.
Thomas will travel on the later train and I will travel on the earlier one.
I'd estimate that team Thomas will most likely catch up team Dent by late lunch at Bexhill where we can all set off on the afternoon leg to Hastings - well that's the theory anyhow.
I thought it was about time the Wednesday folk had a chance to visit the seaside, so this weeks walk is a hybrid offering a map led section in the morning and part of Book 3 Walk 66 (what an appropriate number!) in the afternoon.
The morning section is along the 1066 trail (Bexhill link) to lunch at Bexhill-on-Sea. Then along the sea front to Hastings in the afternoon (Maybe a chance of a paddle or swim)
High tide on this section of the coast is at 10:30am about halfway out by 2:00pm
You may find a map for the morning section here
You may find details of the Bexhill-on-Sea to Hastings section within the walk here
Suggested Lunch stops
Suggested Tea stops
Plenty of Chippies to choose from,
Lots of cafes which shut before five or don't open Wednesdays, but The Bullet Coffee House
tel: 01424717477 at 38 Robertson Street (TN34 1HT) appears to be open to 5:00 pm
Please do post any other recommendations you have for good tea stops.
Return train times
Trains return from Hastings at the following times ...
:19 minutes past the hour to Charing Cross(via Waterloo East) journey time 1 hour 45 minutes
:55 minutes past the hour to London Victoria journey time just over 2 hours
Both trains stop at St. Leonards Warrior square station about 3 minutes later should you wish to return from there.